Some interesting things I found on May 21st, 2008:
# Hands-on: AudioCubes as Alternative Controller for Music and Visuals – Peter Nyboer, an A/V performer, Max/MSP guru, and developer for Livid, spent some time and gives us a look inside his brain as he works out what potential the cubes might have.
Percussa AudioCubes are capable of generating and processing audio and MIDI information.
# Build a Talk box inside a Toilet Plunger – With a soldering iron, a pair of computer speakers, and some plumbing equipment (including a Toilet Plunger). You can build a pretty good Talk Box (a talk box is what artists like Daft Punk use to get that Robot Voice Effect on songs like Around the World
# Apple NesRemote – Agurri turns an old NES controller in to an Apple Remote.
# Building a simple electric bass – Flickr set of Peter le Roux homemade 2 string fretless bass guitar.
# Kits : MIDIATOR : PS2 to MIDI Converter – This converts a PS2 controller into a MIDI controller. The current firmware supports remapping of the buttons to different notes or controllers.
# MIDI Controlled Sega Master System Gameplay – A device that electronically manipulates the controller port pins of the Sega Master System so that the console detects presses and depresses of buttons based on MIDI note events. Both controller ports are supported.
# The Electronic Peasant’s SynthCase Page – A patchable voltage-controlled analogue synthesizer. This project used recycled parts whenever possible.
This included approximately 70% of the capacitors, 60% of the switches, 50% of the integrated circuits, 90% of the connectors, and all of the power supplies, regulators, wire, enclosures, and the small hardware such as screws, bolts, washers, etc.
# Video: Honda’s Asimo Robot Conducts Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Honda recently dispatched its miniature humanoid robot Asimo to Detroit, where it conducted the Detroit Symphony. We've been looking forward to checking out video from the show ever since we heard about this, and now the videos are starting to surface.
# More iPhone: A TR-909 Clone, and Dreaming of Ableton – IR-909 is a drum machine for the iPhone inspired by the Roland TR-909. IR-909 features a 16-step sequencer, 4 patterns, 8 different drum sounds and the ability to adjust tempo(BPM) and shuffle amount.